Topic: Newbies & SV: Best Way To Get Started?
I already have my own web space and site which I designed ages ago. I desperately want to revamp and change it completely and think that SimpleViewer would be ideal for displaying my artwork. It's at: ( http://www.carol-lynn-penny.co.uk/ ) No laughing now! I've only built a few sites over the years, so that's my excuse!
Anyway, I had seen SV used on other sites on my travels and really liked it. I eventually found that I could use JAlbum to create a SV gallery (or galleries).
Now JAlbum is a brilliant idea, especially as it is free. However, after trying the SV 'skin' included in it, I stepped back a bit as I don't fully understand the 'skins' thing.
Will keep trying but in the meantime I thought I'd gather some info on SimpleViewer and how best to use it.
This week I discovered that the SV script can be utilised in Photoshop CS3.
So, I tried. Can't even get started on that one as I can't see the full script window in PS! (I understand there is a problem with this, but I refuse to get a bigger monitor as was suggested to someone in another thread!). And when I tried changing my screen resolution everything went bonkers! (again suggested previously).
So here I am, ready and longing to use SV to get my site looking good, but am struggling to do so. I feel have spent more time figuring out where to start than I should have: time that should be used to actually configure and create my galleries!
I don't mean this as a complaint coz I usually do a lot of research on, well ANYTHING really (I just love learning stuff I just feel a wee bit frustrated as I want to get on with it - to see something visual happening if u know what I mean!
So, here's a few simple queries:
Can SV be used as a standalone and if so, how?
If not, how do I really get started?
What editor/s can be used?
Look forward to some pointers. Cheers the noo!
(Many thanks to SV's team for all their hard work. I shall succeed, I shall, I shall....)